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a stop near bakersfield where he dedicated a monument at the home of the late cesar chavez. >> this is not a monument to one man. the movement was sustained by a generation of organizers who stood up and spoke out and urged others to do the same. >> it is where cesar chavez lived and worked for 20 years. the site where the farm house is located is where cesar chavez is buried. today the president accompanied susie cesar chavez -- cesar chavez's wife to the grave. tonight the president will attend a dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium. that will be prepared by local celebrity chefs. it will be followed by a $200 per person concert. president obama is then set to spend the night here before leaving tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. from san francisco international airport where he will be headed to ohio. has more on the president's visit, including video of his arrival at sfo. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt romney. 45% supporting president obama. mittaccording to polls, president obama stayed even
. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to the late leader cesar chavez. he's speaking there. you can barely see him. he's greeting some supporters there. we'll have a report shortly from san francisco on the president's here to the bay area. >>> early voting begins in california today. if you want to vote early, just head to your county election office. however, most county offices are closed today for columbus day. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent tomorrow. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. >>> gasoline prices already hitting records went up again overnight, rising to 4.67 a gallon. senator dianne feinstein has called for a federal investigation. she does not think this spike is related to supply and demand. meanwhile, governor jerry brown is trying to increase the gasoline supply. he ordered state smock regulators to allow winter blend gasoline to be sold earlier than usually. that tip itically doesn't happen -- that typically doesn't happen until after halloween. taxi drivers are among those getting hit hard. >> th
and history. a bit farther south, president obama visited the place cesar chavez called home and is giving some long overdue recognition. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez attended the ceremony in keene, california. >> the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: president barack obama came to where cesar chavez lived and work chanting the old farm worker slogan of hope and perseverance. yes, it can be done and was done in place chavez named the peace. mr. obama announced the had national monument that he called long overdue. >> no one cared about the invisible farm workers who picked the nation's food. but cesar cared and in his own peaceful eloquent way he made over people care too. >> reporter: the celebration was attended by chavez's family members, schoolchildren and thousands of current and former farm workers. although obama wants to shore up votes and support from latinos in a tight presidential race he resisted making this a political speech. >> he came here to dedicate this to honor the man and the legacy that cesar chavez left us. >> reporter: although chavez was born in
the pregnancy to that newspaper. >>> california labor leader cesar chavez was honored by president today. hundreds gathered in the town of keen where they planned the famous farm workers march. president obama painted a picture of a post war nation where most were thriving, but some were disenfranchised and invisible to the rest of the nation. >> no one seemed to care about the invisible farm workers who picked the nation's food. bent down in the beating sun, living in poverty, cheated by growers, abandoned in old age, unable to demand even the most basic rights. but cesar cared. >> chavez, who died in 1993 is buried on the site where the monument was dedicated. today's action designates more than 100 acres of the property as a national monument. >>> how about this? a group of native american swimmers took the cold plunge today. they dove off alcatraz at about 7:00 this morning for 1.2 mile swim to the san francisco shore. the swim is part of a year-long program meant to encourage healthy eating and fitness among tribes nationwide. if that water was just 20 degrees warmer, that would be
leader cesar chavez being made a national monument. the president will arrive then at sfo around 1:40 in afternoon on air force one. he has a private fundraising dinner here in san francisco. then a public concert and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney is calling for the united states to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. a month to go before election day, national polls showing the race at the white house is getting tighter. >>> california is the most expensive place for gas in the country and the governor is taking action to drive down the cos
bakersfield where the home of farm labor leader cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo about 1:40 this afternoon. he has a private fundraising dinner in san francisco then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium. the president had spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go to the election national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in the nation. and this morning our governor jerry brown is taking action all in an effort to drive down some of the costs. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on the governor's idea to ease record high prices. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is asking state regulators to release a less expensive blend but experts say even with that move we won't see prices drop right away. this winter blend comes out on
will announce the establishment of a national monument to honor cesar chavez. shortly after he arrives intown, the -- in town, he will be holding a fund-raiser here at the intercontinental hotel and then following that, around 5:00, will be the dinner at the bill graham auder toial. this is expected to to bring in about $4 million while he's in town. alex savidge. >>> happening right now, republican presidential nominee mitt romney -- is just about to deliver a foreign policy speech. you are looking at a live picture from lexington, virginia. that's the governor of virginia speaking right now. >>> get rae yesterday -- get ready pay even more if you plan to fill up your car. the prices at the pump went up again overnight. but some relief may be underway. matt keller is in our newsroom with more on how top political leaders are stepping in to help. >> reporter: dianne feinstein has called for a federal investigation into the gas prices here in california because she doesn't think that the prices are related to spry and diamond. this is the second time in the last few months, senator feinstein h
county to officially announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. that property is the headquarters of the united farm workers and serves as planning and coordination centers for chavez and his movement from back in the 1970s. now, after that, the president will fly into san francisco for a major fund-raiser at the bill graham civic auditorium. there will be a concert featuring john legend and a dinner reception for all the supporters. that event sold out and we will be having a live report coming up on the president's visit during our 11:00 newscast. >>> right now let's get a check on that monday forecast. christina loren is here to tell us all about it. look at that. >> spaectacular. good morning to you at home. we have phenomenal sunrise pictures. let's show you foster city, that's san bruno. beautiful conditions all across the bay area actually courtesy of low clouds and rain showers coming down. we actually have rain clouds out there. there's a little activity from san francisco and around the san jose mountains. the mountains surrounding san jose. as we hea
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